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April 2017

International Business Coalition Meeting

Please join us to hear an update from Lisa J. Kubiske, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance & Development in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs for the U.S. Department of State.   A United States diplomat with experience in Latin America and China, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil and in the Dominican Republic.  Earlier assignments include: Western Hemisphere Economics Director at the State Department; Officer in…

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  • 25th April 2017 - Tuesday
  • St. Edwards University, Jones Auditorium
  • 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX.

Russia & the West: Significance, Challenges, and Potential

In collaboratation with the World Affairs Council of Austin, the Kozmetsky Center will co-sponsor a conference on Russia & the West: Significance, Challenges, and Potential. Distinguished experts of the United States, European, and Eurasian academic, policy and private sector communities will assess contemporary and future security and economic relations between Russia and the West. Speakers will share perspectives on the importance of Russia’s bilateral and multilateral relationships with Western nations, immediate and longer-term strategic interests and priorities, economic and security…

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May 2017

Texas-Mexico Summit

$95 - $450

The Texas-Mexico Summit is offered to business executives through a collaboration with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs (AEM).  In 2015, Texas exported $94.5 billion in goods to Mexico.  These exports to Mexico represented 38% of Texas’ total exports.  Under NAFTA, Texas’ exports to Mexico have increased by 384%, with an annual average growth rate of 7.2% over 21 years. Mexican and American CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, as well as high ranking government officials will come together in the capital of…

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Sixth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit


In its 6th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the EU. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment officials…

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June 2017

International Business Coalition Meeting

Please plan to attend the next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition.  The regular informational networking agenda will include great speakers and global trade updates. Our featured speakers from BTX Global Logistics will be Kim Schaerges, Director of Sales, and Hans Falk, International Shipping Specialist. Kim and Hans will provide a brief overview on the documents necessary to import and export, along with a review of common questions and concerns.  Some of those items include: methods of transport, commercial invoices,…

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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

The World Affairs Council of Austin is a supporting organization for the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo taking place on 26-28 June 2017.  The Expo brings together over 200 cities and their respective leaders to demonstrate and partner with innovative technology and service providers — linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices. The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership…

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July 2017
  • 7th July 2017 - Friday
  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX.

3DS Austria to Austin Final Pitches

Join us for the final pitches offered by twenty-three (23) standout Austrian university and Fachhochschule students who have embarked on a high-energy, boot camp-intense, international entrepreneurial journey. The students will demonstrate the early-stage companies they have created in the 3 Day Startup program. During their time in Austin, the student entrepreneurs will attend the 3DS Global Roundup (an annual conference of great doers, thinkers, and makers at universities around the world), gain exposure to one of the most innovative cities in…

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Facebook Live Interview of Mandela Washington Fellows

In collaboration with the International Office at the University of Texas at Austin and the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, please join the World Affairs Council on Facebook for a live interview of four young entrepreneurs visiting Austin from Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Togo and Nigeria. The four Mandela Washington Fellows to be interviewed: Josephine Mahachi (Zimbabwe) is a media practitioner, investment consultant, businesswoman and the host and creator of Click Africa, a television show that broadcasts across…

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Pitch Competition

In collaboration with the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin you are invited to the 4th Annual Mandela Washington Fellowship –  Pitch Competition! The 25 Fellows participating in UT Austin’s Business and Entrepreneurship Institute will each present a 5-minute pitch. Please RSVP via the link.   Please follow and like us:

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August 2017

Doing Business in Japan Seminar

Experience Japan at the Oita Summer Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar during the Festival.  Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan in 2016.  This represents a 22% increase from 2015.  Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies.  Be sure to attend this informative session to learn more from our friends at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). This session will include an overview of…

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